Monday, October 7, 2013

Let it Snow . . . Blog hop October 7th

Welcome to the  Genuinely Jane Studios(GJS)Linnie Blooms Blog Hop! If you came from Tina then you are in the right place. If not, and you would like to start at the beginning, please head over to the Linnie Blooms Blog. The hop will start today and last until the 11:59 PM EST on Friday the 11th. 

If you aren't familiar with these two fantastic companies, then let me give you some background on them:  

Genuinely Jane Studios manufactures small and medium size wood mini-albums for mixed media, scrapbooking and altered art in many shapes and sizes. All of the albums are hand made right on site in their Central Missouri facility. In addition to their albums, they also carry other art supplies in their online store. Find them on Facebook at and their website at 
A love of creating has evolved into a studio where the owner, Linda Barutha, teaches mixed media art classes. Linnie Blooms is a local Mukwonago, Wisconsin  retail shop that offers craft supplies and art supplies. Fun and creative classes include mixed-media courses, monthly Pinterest classes, sewing classes for kids, crochet, and more. Linnie Blooms also manufacturers their own crafting supplies.  Linnie Blooms signature products are the Canvas Mixed Media Shapes & Blanks. These light weight canvas pieces are perfect for any of your crafting projects. Find them on Facebook at and their website at

Both the GJS and Linnie Blooms teams have teamed up to share with you the wonderful things you can create with their products. Be sure to check out both the GJS and Linnie Blooms websites for the full line of products! 

This is my Linnie Blooms/GJS project!!  So much fun putting these products together!!

And because we love our followers, each company has generously offered up a prize! Two lucky winners will be chosen at the end of the hop to receive the following: 

GJS - Gift Certificate for Wood Albums valued at $15
Linnie Blooms - One long Blank canvas and 3 sets of Mixed Media Shapes.

How to Win: Leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop. The lineup is listed below for reference! 

For an additional entry, Like each of the companies Facebook pages!! While you are there, say hi! 
Thanks for stopping by.... 

Your next stop on the hop is Amy
Plus, if you make a comment on my blog, I will enter you to win my drawing as well!!  You could win 2 of my FAVORITE white pens - Uni-ball Signo Gel Ink Pens and a 7 Gypsies Blank Book!

This piece was totally inspired by Anthropolgie's Mason Jar Snowglobes.  When I saw the Genuinely Jane Mason Jar Shapes, I think I actually squeeled with delight because I knew exactly what I wanted to do . . . make snowglobes!!
First, I had my lovely hubby cut an old sheet of wood into the size I wanted to work with!  We have a pile of plywood and leftover pieces in the garage.  I just LOVE it when I have a chance to use it for fun projects!!

I cleaned the board up with a damp cloth.
I gessoed the wood background and the Genuinely Jane Mason Jar pieces! (I just stuck my hand in the paint instead of using a brush!)
I painted the jars with gesso and gray paint.  After the paint dried, I actually mixed the gray with some light modeling paste and applied it too.  In the final piece, you can see the texture!

I wanted the mason jars to really look like snowglobes. Mixing tar gel with the blues and whites made a really pretty watery looking blue.  It also was thick and had a fantastic texture.  To add to that thick texture I added some glitter.  Next time, I wouldn't add the glitter to mix, just sprinkle it on top because it gave the paint some extra bumps and lumps!

Then I focused on the Linnie Shapes that were going into the snowglobes! The new circles were turned into a snowman.  I used white paint and light modeling paste to give him a real texture that would stand out!

Green and red gelatos, just work SO well with Linnie shapes! They glide on and retain their amazing colors! Using a couple of different greens helped me to make the tree shapes look less flat and more dimensional!

I painted the house with acrylic paints. It is actually a canvas pocket piece, it just worked as a house too!
And glued all the Linnie Shapes onto the Genuinely Jane Pieces with Helmar 450.  Seriously, amazing when the canvas piece sticks down with this glue! It isn't going anywhere!

Originally, I painted the board red, really a bright holiday red. . . but it didn't work.  It screamed and I didn't like it.  Instead, I covered the red with Titan Buff and topped it with some Interference Blue which gives the finished piece a shimmer! Love it!

I glued the Genuinely Jane Mason Jars and the letters to the board with Helmar 450.  And DONE! I hope you enjoyed your visit!! Happy Hopping!!

Make sure to leave a comment and say hello!! I will enter you in a drawing to win 2 White Signo pens and a 7Gypsies blank book!! (Shipping to US addresses only unfortunately!) 
Thank you SO much for stopping by! 
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  1. WOW what a fun project.. tons of work, but what a great holiday display. Love your tips, tricks, and tutorial... well done! it's AWESOME.. way to get the hubby involved.

  2. Wow, awesome project!!

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  3. This is great!! I love how you turned the jars into snowglobes!! This project made me squeal with joy! Thanks for teaming up with us at GJS!!

  4. wow a lot of hard work!!! Loved seeing your process. You did a wonderful job.

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  6. I love it karen!! Great job, you can see all the work you put into it!!


  7. What an amazing, timeless piece for your home! And thank you for the tutorial! That really makes a difference!

  8. Love the snowglobes.. This is just too cute.

  9. Oh my--what an adorable idea. thanks for sharing.!
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  10. Great holiday decor/display. Lots of work but well worth it.

  11. Such a lovely detailed Christmas project. Adorable

  12. Adorable snowglobes!! Thanks for the step-by-step visual. Very inspiring!!!

    How lovely of you to offer such terrific blog candy. I have been wanting to try those white pens for the longest time!!! You did not require our first-born or for us to be followers to be eligible for your drawing, but I am a brand-new follower of yours by BlogLovin, nonetheless. Yippee!!
    <3 J

  13. Very cute... love the snowglobes!

  14. Oh WOW!!! love these jar snow globes! CLEVER!!